With the exhibition 'Valhalla at the Viking Ship Museum', the museum will open the doors for Odin, Thor and Loke and show how the old Nordic gods found new life on paper.
Peter Madsen's Valhalla
The mythical tales from the Viking Age appeal to a large and varied audience. For many Danes, the comic strip 'Valhalla' was their first introduction to the heroes and villains from Asgård, Midgård and Udgård.
Exhibition of sketches and colored original pages
The exhibition focuses the work involved in producing the comic, from the first sketches to the colourful original prints. Peter Madsen’s contemporary interpretation of the gods is presented in tandem with ancient tales and figurines of gods from the Viking Age. The museum has created an interplay between historical and archaeological knowledge and the more modern and popular interpretation, while also allowing the audience to develop their own interpretations and images.
The comic series is a medium full of creativity and imagination. It represents a different way of communicating history and provides a colourful, playful and humorous foil to the five original Viking ships.
In relation to the exhibition we organize daily activities and workshops focusing on comic strips.
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Exhibition: 'Valhalla at the Viking Ship Museum'
The exhibition can be seen from 3rd November – 1st December
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Vindeboder 12, DK-4000 Roskilde
Admission: Adults 80 kr. Free admission for those under 18 years of age.
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The exhibition is supported by municipality of Roskilde
Materials for the drawing workshop is sponsored by 'Creas'